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class taxes low, but will congress go along with higher taxes for the rich? plus, a long secret u.s. plan, get this, to explode an atomic bomb on the moon. what were they thinking? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> today we may be at the tipping point for one of the most important decisions president obama needs to make as he begins his second term. on capitol hill republicans including moderate republicans are sending the president a clear warning, don't nominate susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice is the current u.s. ambassador to the united nations. she spent a second day meeting with senators trying to explain some of her inaccurate comments she made after the september 11th terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us now from capitol hill with the very latest. what happened today, dana? >> reporter: wolf, it was one thing for susan rice to be criticized harshly yesterday by the three republicans she met with because they had been among her harshest c
city right now apparently growing larger and larger. let's go to arwa damon on the scene for us. set the scene, tell our viewers what's going on. >> reporter: well, wolf, if you were to look at the street below us 24 hours ago, you would have seen that it was utterly deserted. we're hearing sirens right now. and for the first time since this conflict began, it is not because they're heading to the scene of an air strike. there's a traffic jam down below. for some it is celebrating what they do view as being a victory for them. for others it is celebrating the fact that they quite simply are able to finally leave their homes for the first time since this all began. we were down there just a short while ago. entire families have packed themselves into their vehicles for the first time not because they are fleeing violence but quite simply because they can go outside without fear of perhaps being targeted in some sort of strike or finding themselves very close to where a strike was going to be taking place. we spoke to one father who said his children had begged him the minute they hear
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. and their desperation is now turning to anger. cnn's brian todd is on the island. he's joining us live. brian, tell us what's going on. >> reporter: wolf, we're in the new dorf beach section cedar grove avenue. this place is still flooded out even after the waters receded. people just barely able to kind of wade through the water, try to get to homes and assess damage. you've got a church that's flooded out here to your left, my right. and our photo journalist can pan back over this way down marine way. look down here with just the debris and people trying to gather things and bring things out and clear their homes of all the wreckage. what we know now, wolf, is that the bodies of two young boys who were washed away from their mother during the storm have been found. they were found in a marsh not too far away from here. now, that brings the death toll we think to a little bit more than the dozen people that we knew of before. exact numbers i don't have. but it's more than a dozen now just on staten island were killed by this. hundreds of homes have been damaged or completely destroyed. now we're goin
. the world will be watching ohio. i'm don lemon, thank you for joining us. now to "the situation room" with those new polls and mr. wolf blitzer. >>> don, thanks very much. happening now, wrenching new stories of survival and heartbreak on staten island. we're going to meet a man whose business was looted after he lost much of his home. also, the growing fuel shortage in the disaster zone. gas lines in some areas now stretch for miles. and as don mentioned, new poll numbers are just coming into "the situation room" from the state that could decide who the next president will be. we're talking about ohio. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> but we begin with the destruction from sandy. homes and livelihoods destroyed. now lying in piles of rubble that stretch for miles across the new york city borough of staten island. cleanup is underway. and with every new layer of debris that's removed, the tragic stories emerge of the residents whose lives have been turned upside down. cnn's brian todd is on the scene for us. brian, what are you seeing on staten island right now?
. >>> tear gas in cairo near the u.s. embassy as the fight for democracy goes on. >> face to face. susan rice and john mccain, the man who wanted watergate style hearings, meet. and only cnn catches up with mccain before the big meeting. >> what do you have to learn today from miss rice? >> whatever ambassador rice wants to tell me. she's the one who asked for the meeting. i didn't. >> wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall? >>> spyfall, real-life bond movie. yasser arafat's body was exhumed. was the palestinian leader po h poisoned by israeli spies? >>> plus this. >> you said walden is in trouble. >> i'm the trouble walden has been in, repeatedly. >> he calls it filth, the half in "two and a half men" begs you not to watch his show. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin with a high stakes meeting just minutes from now. this hour, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations will muster all of her diplomatic skills and tiptoe through a political mine field. susan rice meets with republican senator john mccain. as you
at the top of the hour with don lemon. >>> and thank you for joining us, the dust is starting to settle from the election, but there are probably a few things you may have missed. marijuana, right to die. a soda tax, got some thoughts on that. also, this beautiful young woman, opera singer, came back from a double lung transplant. and then she had to go through the whole thing again. the story that has an amazing ending. there is a hint, you're going to hear her sing. i just read this book "how to train your brain to do just about anything." you seem to have boundless energy. and i have written a couple of books. it takes me a long time. >> i write every day for two hours and meditate for two hours, and i feel boundless energy, really. i sleep very well, and when it stops, it will stop. but right now, it is a go. >> it is a go, with dr. chopra. but first, the election under the microscope. you know, beyond the race for the white house and congress, there were a few things i was watching very closely tuesday night. first up, in massachusetts, voters rejected a doctor-assisted suicide law. als
prodded. the bottom line on this is the president used every opportunity he could to say that there is an ongoing investigation and deferred this topic to the fbi and the department of defenses inspector generals. those are the two areas the doj and d.o.g. is ongoing. this is the first time the president has been asked about these issues. but as more details come out, i'm certain it won't be the last. >> certainly won't be the last. jessica, thanks very much. new information coming in on the entire petraeus investigation. but right now let's go to the angry political fight that's unfolding between the president and republican senators john mccain and lindsay graham. it began to escalate earlier this morning when the senators vowed to stand in the way of the president if -- if he goes ahead and nominates the united nations ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton secretary of state. mccain and graham are scathing of rice's early remarks about the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya. >> this is about the role she played around four dead americans
leave us inspired tonight. anderson cooper starts right now. >> good evening, we are here in hoboken, new jersey across the river from lower manhattan. so is the national guard. the crisis far from over. across the air yarrarea. police and rescuers and crews and nurses and doctors so many people working tonight so many more trying to get from point a to point b. for example, across the hudson river to work. or across the east river all day today with subways out, rush hour was more like a pilgrimage. thousands one step at a time. there is news tonight on griths, airports and power glems and new pictures keep coming in. this is a marina full of boats washed ashore. 14 people died on stat tep island we know that now. three more are missing right now. this is not over yet. we are going to cover all of the angles tonight. with the election near but the disaster now two rivals joined hands and got to work. they saw a shore line battered beyond recognition almost beyond belief. mile after mile of destruction home after home life after life. >> on the ground, at a local shelter, no politica
no home anymore. our joe johns is following us in washington on this story. but what he is following is that new jersey governor chris christy is now saying that people in the affected areas of new jersey, people affected by hurricane sandy can now vote electronically. they can vote by e-mail and they can vote by fax. it is an interesting turn. joe, what are you finding out about this? >> well, it's a very interesting turn, don. as you said, in response to the super storm, the governor has issued a directive. this is for misplaced voters that can submit ballot applications by e-mail or by fax to the county clerk. the clerk sends them a ballot and then they have to return that ballot by about 8:00 p.m. on tuesday. it sounds highly unusual. to some, it may sound off the wall. but the fact of the matter is, in an emergency situation, there is some precedent for it. the united states actually has a program for military and overseas voters to basically do very similar things. so chris christie is taking a page from that pramt aogram and trying to find out how new jersey voters are not dis
of us falters, we lift them up. in this country, we take care of our own. especially our veterans who have served us so bravely and sacrificed so selflessly in our name. >> veterans day parades are the traditional way to honor our military. but organizers in new york city promoted the event as a rally for storm victims. coats were collected for those hit hardest. in north carolina thousands turned out for the parade in fayet fayetteville. the theme was a welcome home for all iraq veterans. two deaths in new york have raised the death toll from superstorm sandy to 116. they are standing watch to ward off luters. >>> for the latest on the resignation of david petraeus, members of congress are expressing concerns that matters of national security may have been compromised. they question the link that the fbi probed into the fernl affairs, which began with a complaint that his mistress was sending harassing e-mails to someone close to the general. >>> tens of thousands of people in the path of superstorm sandy still have no electricity as we have just reported. they are forced to put on l
neighborhood of brooklyn queens. deb, tell us, a lot of folks, it must be devastating. they haven't had power since sandy, and now they're coping with yet another storm and the possibility that they're not going to have a power for quite some time. all right. i understand that we've lost deb there. we're going to get back to her as soon as we can. want to go and see if we can move on and we'll bring that to you later. people who, of course, are struggling because of sandy, they are getting a break from one wireless provider, thank goodness. they get some kind of break. verizon says it's going to waive all charges for text messages and calls between october 29, november 16th for those folks that li in places affected by the storm. so if you want to help storm victims in the northeast, it is easy. it's easy to do. just log on to cnn.com/impact and find all kinds of information, how to contribute to the relief effort. >>> around the world leaders congratulating the president on his re-election, but beyond the congratulations, president obama facing a world of challenges in his second term. from
single one of us, and you can bet there's plenty going on behind the scenes. this past hour we heard from the president in the east room of the white house basically announcing he's inviting leaders from both houses of congress and from both political parties to meet with him at the white house next friday. just a couple of minutes ago, we heard the president say he's open to compromise and open to new ideas, but there's one point the president is sticking to -- higher taxes for people making higher incomes. take a listen. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000 aren't a asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> two hours before we saw the president, we saw the house speaker, republican, john boehner, said quote, everything on the revenue side and on the sp spending side has to be looked at but when it comes to specifics he put the ball firmly in barack obama's court. >> i don't want to box myself in or anyone else in. i think it is impo
together. he said what unites susbigger than what divides us. >> i believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >> in his concession speech, mitt romney also called for both parties to come together. he said the nation is at a critical point. >> and we look to democrats and republicans and government at all levels to put the people before the politics. i believe in america. i believe in the people of ameri america. and i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is over, but our principles endure. i believe that the principles upon which this nation was found
regarding the fiscal cliff and his obama line. tell us what it is. >> that's right, suzanne. he has laid out that his negotiating terms include the following. he is willing to compromise and raise some revenue by altering some parts of medicare and medicaid on entitlement reforms. he is also insistent that some revenue be raised by changing the tax rates. you know, those bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year, and he has said that the wealthiest americans must pay more. we've heard it on the campaign trail over and over. one thing he has hit is that those who make $250,000 and more must pay more. maybe he'll move that number. who knows. he did say quite clearly the white house has that they would veto any bill that does not include a tax increase for the wealthiest americans, suzanne. >> jessica, we heard boehner, john boehner, actually within the last 30 minutes or so talking about that there are ways to raise revenue and spending cuts as well in a all options are on the table. do you think the white house sees that as some sort of opening, if you will, to negotiations? >> i think bot
on many occasions, you've interviewed him, you know his wife, holly. i assume like all of us you were totally shocked. >> totally shocked, wolf. i have seen in private circumstances away from the television cameras david and holly petraeus in enormously respectful situations. real genuine husband and wife relationships. i can tell you that holly petraeus had become a bit of a powerhouse here in her own right developing a bit of expertise in consumer finance protection for military families. something she knows a lot about, something she worked both in and out of the federal government on. and let's face it, this is a woman who is a military wife for 37 years, raised a family, saw her husband leave for a good chunk of time in recent years. their own son served in southern afghanistan in some of the roughest neighborhoods of the war. holly petraeus knows what military wives and military families go through during these separations. this is something she has seen over the years. very difficult situation, really hard to explain. he was always the four-star general even while he was cia di
of the crisis in gaza. >> good to see you. glad you could join us, michael. here's what's going on right now. at least 11 more palestinians killed today across gaza. that is according to the official hamas tv channel. it's unclear if anyone died in the apparent israeli air strike that you see in gaza city, but the casualty count now stands at 142 palestinians dead, 1,180 wounded. >> the number of dead and wounded also rising in israel. hospital officials now say 24 people were wounded in this morning's bus bombing in tel aviv. no one was killed, though, but since the conflict with hamas began, five israelis have been killed. more than 70 wounded. witnesses say they saw a man throw the bag into the bus, and run away, and it blew up. official from both sides at this time yesterday, they actually believe that a cease-fire between israel and hamas was close, but diplomats today, they are furiously trying to get peace talks back on track, but there is still a lot of shock. there's action newsing other the streets of tel aviv. want to go there live to talk to sarah seidner. give us the latest of t
crisis, and lingering questions about the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. president obama expected to face questions about all of that and much more in the next hour. president pulling his first news conference since winning re-election. we'll bring you live coverage. this hour we're taking an in-depth look at the issues likely to come up when the president meets with reporters. we'll hear from white house court reporter briana keiller and fran townsend and former governor of michigan jennifer granholm, host of "the war room" on current tv. >>> the last time the president held an official news conference, rick santorum appeared to have the edge over mitt romney in republican primaries, and the first campaign reallily was two months away. that was back in march 6th. fast forward to today we want to bring in briana keiller. it's expected that the fiscal cliff is going to be a big topic, but also the scandal that broke about the former cia chief, david petraeus. how does the president essentially stay on message and move on to the economy? >> well, is he goin
today. every minute that goes by without a deal is a minute that could drive us closer to the brink and it colors my whole show now. i'm more sane about bridging the cliff than i was yesterday. but as the son of a veteran, if we don't get a deal soon, i can have a recession gift wrapped by christmas. next week is a very important week for earnings and data. kind of surprising. money is all about home building. the home builders have been the lynch pin of the now forgotten rally. those have been the stocks in the most bull mode. they have been the leaders. we will hear from two major ones. beezer is primarily in the south. not a great company. i wouldn't tell you to buy it. horton is nationwide. both hold the key to the re-ignition of the very important group. and i want to hear how badly the storms have affected the mid-atlantic day. retail stocks have become horrendous performers of late. perhaps the area i'm most worried about is because of the storm. and the newfound gloom because of the fiscal cliff. it has hurt small business creation. a bad pot -- if we had a bad known it woul
quite a bit using his executive authority to achieve some changes in energy policy on his own. you mentioned a foreign trip that is right. the president and the white house have announced he will be going in about ten days overseas. he will visit cambodia and thailand and myanmar where he will visit with the now freed leader aun san su kyi. >> he had a phone call yesterday with the republican leadership with john boehner, the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. is he planning on sitting down with those two republican leaders any time soon? is the white house saying? >> reporter: there's nothing announced for a leaders meeting so far. but i am certain, wolf, that that will be coming because there's such important negotiations ahead. i'm told that the president's conversation with speaker boehner was courteous, it was brief. and i'm told that they also discussed the importance of keeping their public statements vague or general enough so that they leave themselves enough private negotiating room to get a deal done to avoid the fiscal cliff, wolf. >> that's probably smart too. t
keilar's with us at the white house. you were at the president's campaign headquarters. you did excellent job covering what was going on last night. at what point did they finally realize this was going to be an excellent night for the president? >> reporter: you know, they seemed pretty confident early on. they seemed relaxed. and they seemed calm. but obviously, i think, they were waiting ultimately until ohio, until they could really breathe a sigh of relief because there were obviously a lot of concerns about the recounts. but i think they were looking and seeing the margins that they were winning in some of those battleground states. and they felt like it was going to be a good night for them. remember, we heard even days before and yes, it was spin, but it turned out to be true from some of the president's top campaign advisors -- pardon the wind here at the white house -- they thought they were going to win the electoral vote and the popular vote and there was some folks wondering about that. but i also think, wolf, now you're moving on very much to reality. and that's so much what
correspondent brianna keilar joining us live from milwaukee, wisconsin. it will be a while before the president speaks there, but you got a crowd and lots of music, nonetheless. >> that's right. and this crowd is eagerly awaiting not only the president but katy perry who will be performing a small concert before president obama. here in wisconsin it's all about for the obama campaign getting people out to vote now on election day. early voting wrapped up in this state yesterday, but here, voters can also register as well as vote on the same day. back in 2008, more than 1 in 10 voters in the badger state did that. that's what the obama campaign is focusing on. when the president talks in the 4:00 p.m. eastern hour, he's going to be trying to counter as he did in ohio, mitt romney's message about being the candidate of real change. he's been saying to his supporters that mitt romney is not about change, and also he's been trying to urge them to be patient, saying that the economic recovery is on the right track. >> after four years as president, you know me. you may not agree with everything deci
. the turnout was unprecedented. it was a record year of turnout. more people voted before election day using absentee ballots and voting early than ever before in our history. i think we should compliment the voters for their enthusiasm, for their commitment to democracy. but the fact is, elections are an administrative function. and if a -- decisions or judgments are made that the turnout is not going to be as high as it is or higher than it would be, you have to have enough offices open, enough ballot spaces, enough voting tabulators. and those are issues that are administrative. and the governor has directed me to present to him, and conversations here in the very near future solutions to the problem so it never happens again. he called me election night, said i want to know what we need to do and we're going to do it, we're moving ahead, lesson learned. >> i'm glad to hear lesson learned but i want to know why you did not know this going into this. florida has been the laughing stock of this country when it comes to problems at the ballot box. your particular jurisdiction is down in the
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